- HEALTH TRACKER
Before & After
There are currently no before and after photos for this member.
See these instructions if you wish to submit your own Before & After photos.
Tiffany Jessee D.O
Wow! Thats the first and only word I can say about her.
I love everything about Dr. Jessee. I went to another dr before her. It was a night and day experience. Dr. Jessee is not only a god send but her staff is amazing. I was denied twice and the office manager Karen was amazing! She fought for me and got me approved! The whole team is amazing. They keep you informed and up to date on your case. No one has ever had a bad day there even when Michelle broke her leg; She was still all smiles even while in pain. God I love her staff and I cant believe I found such a great Dr.
I want to thank them and everyone who has fought for my case!
Latest Surgery Support Comments
No comments posted yet.
Please post yours.
Click here for the surgery support page
Hi Everyone! Im Alisha! I was banded 12-22-09.
My story.... As long as I can remember I was a fat kid. Honestly I believe it starting happening when I was 3 after my dad dying. I blocked it out and I dont remember much but from what my mom says I knew everything that was going on. I dont remember much until about 3rd grade. I was a heavy kid. I remember being the fat kid in 5th grade when I realized that I was in Lane Bryant clothes. I knew then that I wasnt a normal sized kid. I developed very early. I think I finished growing in 4th or 5th grade. I ended up being 5'7. Every morning during elementary and middle school I had McDonalds almost every morning. I bet that was thousands and thousands of calories that was just adding to my already obese frame. I felt very trapped.
In middle school, I was very confused about my weight and embarrassed. I was teased a lot yet all I wanted was to fit in. One day in middle school I had an accident from my weight; I was walking down the stairs with all of my classmates and fell at the top of the stairs. No one really cared that I was falling and ''the seas had parted'' for my graceful landing! I ended up in the ER. Totally embarrassed and humiliated.
Finally in High School, I found a outlet. I joined marching band. Secretly hoping that some of my weight would come off. During marching season I managed to keep my weight under control. After that was over it came back with a vengeance! 25-50 added on during winter while marching season was done. Senior year I had quit marching band due to some personality conflicts. I had hit the 300 mark. A goal that I was not proud of! It was so embarrassing getting my cap and gown and senior tshirts that were 2x and 3xs.
I had thought about WLS when I started High School or right about then. I was trapped behind the weight that I held. It was my safety blanket...that was also trying to kill me at the same time! During High School it was so easy to gain weight and I had tried every diet that there was. Nothing worked! With my family history, it was just a matter of time before I had a serious health issue. I lost my dad when I was 3 (he was 34). That was my dads 3rd heart attack. I had all his genes and look just like him. I needed to change my life and get healthy because I dont want to even up like my dad.
After finishing all my schooling I focused on myself! I asked my mom ''lets try to find a surgeon''. I was tired of being FAT! I got my degree in cosmetology and with standing on my feet all day I knew that I needed to get healthy along with my family history! I found Dr. Jessee in May. Shes my life saver! I had a lot of problems with insurance but finally in December my Christmas came 3 days early! Im so glad that I got it. I feel like I should have been born with my band. Its the best decision. I decided on my band because I am so young and I want my skin to bounce back. I know that it probably bounce back 100% but probably 75%. I have known someone that was a close family friend that was a nurse in her 50's die from RNY(gastric bypass). The stats were too high for me to have RNY. Im so glad that I chose my band. The one thing that I have to add is that ''A band is a tool. A person with a that tool can still be a fool''. If the band didnt work for you then maybe you werent working your band!
Im glad that I made the life-saving decision to save my life and turn it around. I was tired of being the girl with the pretty face. I am excited to change my life.